Sleep Apnea is Something an Oral Surgeon Like Us Should Help Treat
Posted on 4/20/2020 by Kian Djawdan DMD
Sleep apnea is one of the most frustrating and common sleep disorders facing adults in the country today. It is reported that as many as nearly two-thirds of all adults are functioning under some level of sleep deprivation. When you consider the far-reaching effects that an epidemic like this has in regards to things like work, home life, recreational physical activity, and even operating our vehicles, you quickly realize how serious the problem really is. That is why instead of ignoring it, it would be much more beneficial to actually look into how our dental practitioners can offer a solution.
What sleep apnea basically does is rob the sufferer of oxygen during their time of slumber. This is due to various types of blockages in their airways, which become amplified when in a lying position. Depending on the size and depth of the particular obstruction, oral surgery may be an effective method of correcting this issue affecting millions of people every night.
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In addition to surgical options, our oral health experts may also be able to create a device which helps to open up the airway and allow for a better night's rest as well. While the best choice would always be something that permanently fixes the problem without needing assistance from various appliances, if surgery is not a viable option then this may be a reasonable secondary form of treatment.
To look deeper into your options for treating your sleep apnea with the assistance of our dental and oral health technicians, simply get in contact with our office as soon as you can. Just call or stop by and our friendly staff will be glad to get you set up with the information that you need.